Valentine Heart Thumbprint Cookies

Valentine Heart Thumbprint Cookies - Chew Nibble Nosh 5

If you’re looking for a little something simple and sweet for your loves this Valentine’s Day, these little gems are the perfect thing.  They are deceptively simple and, in all honesty, pretty darn cute.  My girls were more than a little excited when they came home to find these waiting for them after school.  Ah, the life of a food blogger…celebrating life’s holidays a little bit early, every time.

I started by gathering my ingredients, all of which I happened to have on hand already, which is always nice.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies - Chew Nibble Nosh.

Looking for something sweet for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day?  These brownies are not only beautifully festive, but they are also unbelievably tasty.

I have this amazing neighbor.  She’s a wonderful friend, wonderful mom, and also a wonderful baker.  She bakes up the most delicious treats, and we’ve managed to be lucky enough to be her guinea pigs on more than one occasion.  A couple of weeks ago, she texted me asking if it was OK to send down some Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies to try.  (Did she really need to ask?  Heck yes!  Send them down!) She wanted to know if they were good enough to send in for the teachers.  We were her taste testers.  Tough job, eh?

Valentine White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread

Valentine White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread - Chew Nibble Nosh

Ah, Valentine’s Day…it’s almost here.

Looking for something sweet to give your sweetheart?  These cookies are a perfect, simple way to show someone you care…and, bonus, they are incredibly delicious!!

I have to admit that I was intrigued by these cookies, but wasn’t sure how into them I would be.  I don’t like maraschino cherries.  My kids always love when I get some sort of dessert with a cherry on top, because they know I’ll gladly hand it over.  For some reason, though, this recipe kept calling to me, and I’ve wanted to try it for a while.  Now, I’m quite glad I did.

Red Velvet Cherry Cake Roll

I’ve loved to bake for a long time, and I’ve baked a lot over the years.  There’s not too much that intimidates me when it comes to baking.  Sure, I have yet to try baking my own croissants (that didn’t come from the freezer section) and I haven’t attempted to make macarons, despite the bag of almond flour I ran out to buy after sampling some amazing specimens at a French bakery last summer.  Those are intimidating baked goods though!  The other item on my Baking Bucket List, up until just this week, was an old-fashioned cake roll.  I know, I know, it sounds kind of lame in comparison, but the thought of rolling up a cake has made me so nervous that I’d never tried to do it.

Penne alla Vodka

Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year.  I don’t know about you, but Tuesday nights aren’t exactly the best time for my husband and I to go out on a date.  So this year, we’ll be dining at the not-so-exclusive Family Kitchen Table on Valentine’s Day.  Staying at home with the kids doesn’t mean you have to settle for chicken nuggets and tater tots.  This pasta dish is perfect for a low-key Valentine’s Day. It’s not your everyday sauce, but not so out of the norm that the kids won’t touch it.  In fact, my girls love this dish, which seems appropriate given the holiday I’m suggesting it for!

Warm, Honeyed Brie with Raspberries and Almonds

Love is in the air! Although, it’s really hard for me to believe that it’s almost Valentine’s Day.  I think my holiday radar is a little bit off lately.   I’m going to blame my holiday ineptness on the stores around me feeling the need to fill up with Valentine goodies on December 26th!  The stuff has been in the stores for so long that I’ve grown to ignore it, and now, here we are…almost to the actual occasion!  I’m fully prepared for them to roll out the 4th of July paraphernalia on February 15th.